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Sea Lion Smooch - A Steller sea lion in the waters off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
By Tanya Houppermans
posted (4 days ago)
15 votes

Underwater poisonous mushroom
By Ponnie J
posted (3 days ago)
15 votes

Devil in the night
Nikon D800E, 17-35mm
Seacam housing, two strobo seal and sea 120ys
ISO640,F14,1/100
By Marchione Giacomo
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

The Disco Kid
By Tony Cherbas
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes

The bait
By Nadya Kulagina
posted (5 days ago)
11 votes

Tiny face to face
By Raoul Caprez
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

A flash of red - UK/Inland
By Spencer Burrows
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes


By Marc Damant
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

The bite shot...translates into: dome port polishing after the dive
By Jim Machinchick
posted (4 days ago)
10 votes

Flabellina exoptata.
By Hon Ping
posted (3 days ago)
10 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
13 Votes
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One of many banded sea kraits we found both underwater and on land at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Shot with Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2.8. Thanks for having a look!
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11 Votes
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'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
21 Votes
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Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
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Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
11 Votes
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sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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Epinephelus marginatus yawning. by Miguel Pereira
Epinephelus marginatus yawning.
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11 Votes
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Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
23 Votes
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Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
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No way out Giant Grouper breakfast ,
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Spectactular capture!! Lighting is perfect and the expression on both the fish is priceless!
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Asian Sea Thailand
view portfolio more shots by Khaled Zaki
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Butterfly Mountain... Raccoon Butterflyfish
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Glorious capture! Timing is everything here and the color balance / exposure is perfect.
32 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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Entry in the sunlight
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18 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 7, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mexico
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Eating
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I'm a sucker for turtles and love this gorgeous close up, it really shows the character with beautiful lighting.
24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Puerto Rico
view portfolio more shots by Abimael Márquez
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"Siphon On Dark Blue"
A Caribbean reef squid dances in front of the camera.
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Taken in Mexico by Graham Watters
Taken in Mexico
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Mexico
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Great hammerhead
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Such an unusual angle stands out from other Hammerhead photos I've seen.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Bahamas
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Turtle on surface interval @The Similan Islands
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15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 29, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Thailand
view portfolio more shots by Pepe Suárez
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Turtle in the Sea, Puerto Vallarta México
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30 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Alejandro Topete
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Side vision by Nadya Kulagina
Side vision
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the composition! Great to see all the elements in the image organized neatly and the lighting on the main subject is great.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Gulf Of Mexico Bahamas
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Poison Tree. Part of my Underwater Surrealism series. Image is referencing the venom of these stripped eel catfish
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13 Votes
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Caneja
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15 Votes
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A Nudi who reminded me of Christmas:)
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Fantastic detail on this macro shot! Very unique colors and spot on focus.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indonesia
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Sun Beams. Kauai, HI
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19 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific United States
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... by Sergiy Glushchenko
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Fashion
date posted location: Ukraine
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Oops jumping in the water
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Belgium
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